You don’t need a negative test result when travelling from one of these islands: Aruba, Bonaire, Curaçao, St. Maarten, Saba, St. Eustatius,” said a government statement.
THE HAGUE–The Dutch government confirmed on Friday that the mandatory negative polymerase chain reaction (PCR) test and the rapid antigen test to enter the Netherlands will not apply to passengers and crews on flights from the Dutch Caribbean to Amsterdam Schiphol Airport. Verder lezen →
SIMPSON BAY–District 721 says while it has operational and economic licences to operate a bar, restaurant and nightclub, and the payment of its fees are up to date, since its opening in mid-December 2020 it is being constantly harassed under the pretext of things not being in order, while the harassment is really about the music it plays to entertain its guests. Verder lezen →
~Can be cancelled if COVID situation worsens~ | Daily Herald
PHILIPSBURG–The Council of Ministers is convinced that the agreed upon public health protocols to be implemented by the Sint Maarten Carnival Development Foundation (SCDF) will ensure public safety. Verder lezen →
PHILIPSBURG– A tolerance policy for the decriminalisation of possession, use and cultivation of cannabis, permitting cannabis farming for medicinal and recreational purposes, and pursuing a law on animal cruelty are amongst the many issues on which United St. Maarten Party (US Party) wants to focus this year. Verder lezen →
PM Jacobs: Talks with Knops mark ‘new beginning’ for Netherlands and St. Maarten
PHILIPSBURG–“A new beginning for the Netherlands and St. Maarten” was the description used by Prime Minister (PM) Silveria Jacobs to describe talks held with Dutch State Secretary for Interior Affairs and Kingdom Relations Raymond Knops and his delegation last Thursday, January 7. Verder lezen →
PHILIPSBURG–Independent Member of Parliament (MP) Christophe Emmanuel will be requesting a few meetings on the Caribbean Body for Reform and Development COHO (In Dutch: “Caribisch Orgaan voor Hervorming en Ontwikkeling”) this week, and he hopes to get the support of MPs “at this very crucial time for St. Maarten and its people.” Verder lezen →
Another shark attack Ⓒ Hollandse Hoogte / Mauritius Images GmbH
PHILIPSBURG—Reports coming out of St. Kitts and Nevis on Saturday stated a person is alive but undergoing emergency surgery in the Nevis hospital following a shark attack earlier in the morning. Verder lezen →
State Secretary of Home Affairs and Kingdom Relations Raymond Knops and Dutch Representation in Philipsburg Chris Johnson at Thursday’s press conference.
MAHO–Very fruitful was the way Dutch State Secretary of Home Affairs and Kingdom Relations Raymond Knops described his brief working visit to St. Maarten, wrapping up his visit to the islands. He had also visited Aruba, and Bonaire. Verder lezen →
PHILIPSBURG–Prime Minister Silveria Jacobs on Wednesday dismissed talk that there will be “a Dutch takeover” of the country, noting that she wanted to nip these “crazy rumours” in the bud. Verder lezen →
SABA–Island Governor Jonathan Johnson looked back to a year “filled with the unknown, loss and tragedy,” in his New Year’s Day message. “Who knew that in 2020 the entire world would be faced with a global pandemic reaching every part of the globe?” he asked. Verder lezen →
DCOMM–The landfill on Pond Island caught fire early Saturday morning. Fire service units have been busy all day battling to contain the fire. Most of the hotspots have been extinguished with the placement of dirt. Verder lezen →
PHILIPSBURG–Lawyer Geert Hatzmann has filed a complaint with the Joint Court of Justice pertaining to what he described as the “scandalous” behaviour of three judges in the Civil Service Court. Verder lezen →
PHILIPSBURG–It is no exaggeration to say that 2020 has been a year unlike any in living memory. In the mask-wearing, social distancing, wash-your-hands-with-soap-and-water and anxiety-filled past twelve months, the COVID-19 pandemic has forced us to rethink every aspect of our existence. Verder lezen →
The Health Council on December 24 published its advice for the Netherlands and the Caribbean Netherlands with regard to the BioNTech/Pfizer vaccine.
THE HAGUE–The Dutch Health Council has advised to give priority to persons of 60 years and older in administering the COVID-19 vaccine BioNTech/Pfizer, when the vaccination programme starts in in January 2021. Verder lezen →
SABA/ST. EUSTATIUS–The Healthcare Insurance Claims Regulation BES for residents of Bonaire, St. Eustatius and Saba will be amended effective January 1, 2021. Several new allowances are implemented and some are adjusted. The compensation of partial dental prostheses and restorative care for COVID-19 patients are new. Verder lezen →
Under heading “Safe countries within the Kingdom” are listed: Aruba, Bonaire, St. Maarten, St. Eustatius and Saba. The list did not mention Curaçao, which means that this country is not exempted | Bea Moedt
THE HAGUE–The mandatory negative polymerase chain reaction (PCR) test result for passengers entering the Netherlands per December 29 does not count for persons arriving from the Dutch Caribbean, with the exception of Curaçao. Verder lezen →
“I am very happy with this first step,” Van Dam told The Daily Herald on Wednesday, the day after the Netherlands and St. Maarten sealed a deal | Daily Herald
THE HAGUE–Member of the Second Chamber of the Dutch Parliament Chris van Dam of the Christian Democratic Party CDA is content with the allocation of thirty million euros by the Dutch government for the construction of a new prison and the improvement of detention facilities in St. Maarten. Verder lezen →
The first vaccinations in the Netherlands are planned for January 8, 2021.
THE HAGUE–Dutch health care authorities and the islands are aiming to, as much as possible, make a start with the vaccinating against the coronavirus in the Caribbean part of the Kingdom at the same time as in the Netherlands. Verder lezen →
Island Councilman Nicolaas “Koos” Sneek | Persbureau Curacao
ST. EUSTATIUS–Island Councilman Nicolaas “Koos” Sneek’s trip to the Netherlands to speak with six political parties has prompted both the Progressive Labour Party (PLP) and Government Commissioners Marnix van Rij and Alida Francis to refute claims that they support his trip. Verder lezen →
THE HAGUE–No deal for a third tranche of liquidity support was reached between St. Maarten and the Netherlands in Friday’s lengthy meeting of the Kingdom Council of Ministers meeting, which places the country’s finances in jeopardy for the moment. Verder lezen →
According to Schoop, Rozendal denied that there were already agreements to go to another party. He will take her place in Parliament.
WILLEMSTAD–Curaçao’s MAN party reacted with astonishment to the departure of their Member of Parliament (MP) Elsa Rozendal, who resigned but left her seat to the current coalition party. Verder lezen →
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